dinsdag 4 november 2014

To live in this world

I love Mary Oliver's poems........

“to live in this world

you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go”
Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1

7 opmerkingen:

  1. die komt binnen Martine.....how beautifull
    and your paperprinting...so subtile
    almost too beautiful to write on it but such lines makes it someting i want in my livingroom to bevable to looklooklook
    moet jij eigenlijk niet al lang slapen zei de pot tegen de ketel......

  2. Daar word je stil van Martine ... (de blaadjes en de woorden)

  3. Martine, thank you for introducing me to her work. This is a beautiful poem and very true!
    It is one of the hardest things to let go of someone you love when the time comes to do so.
    I was just looking at your photo and was wondering if the leaves are pressed into fabric or paper?
    It looks like white felt. Love the effect!
    It was great to stop by and read this poem and to see your work.
    Best wishes,

    1. Thank you Joanne, the leaves are pressed in thick, soft watercolorpaper..............

  4. een prachtig gedicht, martine!

    zoals mary schrijft is het ook, maar dat is niet altijd even simpel, eh!

  5. Een mooi gedicht Martine ,maar niet zo eenvoudig.

    jou blaadjes zijn prachtig!!

    mooi wat je met de herfst blaadjes kunt doen.

    liefs groetjes Christiene.